Obama building a bunker at the White House?

posted at 4:05 pm on November 28, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

Time for another of those fun, speculative stories to while away the day. When politicians find themselves in trouble in the polls or want to dodge uncomfortable questions from the press, we often kid around, saying that they’ve been “secured at an undisclosed location” or they have “gone to the bunker.” But is Obama taking that phrase a bit too literally? Zeke Miller at Business Insider opens up that particular can of worms today.

For over two years, crews have torn up the North Lawn of the White House just outside the West Wing for what the General Services Administration calls a “utility upgrade.”

But it seems everyone — including people who work at the White House — think something else is going on.

One West Wing official told The New York Times last month that “It is security-related construction,” adding “Even we don’t know exactly what.”

Well, this certainly looks entertaining if nothing else. Take a glance at the BI picture and judge for yourself.

White HouseBunker Large

Photo credit: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo

What could it be? Sure, it may be the generic, “utility upgrade” but what fun would that be? More to the point, what does a man who already has two nuke-safe hardened bunkers need with a third? Is that where he keeps the real birth certificate? An apartment for one of his relatives? A place where he can finally relax with a darned cigarette without his wife or the media harping at him?

Your guesses are doubtless better than mine. Let ‘em fly.

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Every despot who rules against the will of the people needs a Führerbunker.

scrubjay on November 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM

He’s getting ready for us when we “storm the gates”

Bullhead on November 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Either it was blabber mouth Biden that compromised the existing shelter-
and/or Obama plans on staying a while….

Browndog on November 28, 2011 at 7:46 PM

An apartment for one of his relatives?

That’s funny :)

lexhamfox on November 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Are they building a facility large enough to store the massive amount of Samsonite they are going to need after Nov 2012?

sybilll on November 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Feed me Mandrake, Feed me!

keep the change on November 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Saddam Hussain and Ghadafi were pulled out of sewer pipes or wretched little holes in the ground when their time came.
Skippy here wants to be pulled out of a de-luxe hole in the ground.
Way to plan ahead, chief.

justltl on November 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM

We’ve all read about is “alleged” depression. Maybe our childish president has hit second childhood. He wants to return to those things he misses from his younger years(cocaine, alcohol, tobacco and cheeseburgers). A bunker would be necessary to hide from the First Gardener.

jarhead05 on November 28, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Feed me Mandrake, Feed me!

keep the change on November 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Sorry sir, its just.. the string’s just got out of my legs….

44Magnum on November 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM

OT….NOw the Dinosaur Media can talk about Solyndra

RedLizard64 on November 28, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I’m really hoping it’s a tunnel to Eterna and the president is actually Victor Lord.

pipandbaby on November 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Your guesses are doubtless better than mine. Let ‘em fly

If Obama ever had an original idea and a cold drink of water at the same time, it would kill him dead.

Accordingly, our Communist Muslim-In-Chief Obama looked at his fellow Communist & Muslim despots around the world and decided to have a torture & rape dungeon for his very own.

CatchAll on November 28, 2011 at 8:48 PM

The new location of the Neverland Zoo?

mizflame98 on November 28, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Have any of you considered the timeline? They’ve been building it for over 2 years? Chances are it was Bush who authorized it, not Obama..

NoStoppingUs on November 28, 2011 at 9:05 PM

One vote for the cigarette bunker.

disa on November 28, 2011 at 9:28 PM

apartment for Larry Sinclair?

tmedlin on November 28, 2011 at 9:32 PM

On a little corner of the property, eh? Reminds me of Tony Rezko for some reason.

Perhaps it’ll be a halfway house for newly-released Obama “pardonees”?

Dr. ZhivBlago on November 28, 2011 at 10:30 PM

On a more serious note, maybe we are seeing the construction of an internet control center with its own servers and power supply. That little “test” we had recently might have been just the beginning of something new in our future.

Franklyn on November 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM

This.

soundingboard on November 29, 2011 at 3:22 AM

1) How does this benefit mooch and the girls?
2) If the taxpayers are paying for the hole why can’t we know what we’re paying for?
3) Could it be a prayer bump room for soetoro, his speech writers and their muzlim brotherhood homies?

Ris4victory on November 29, 2011 at 8:04 AM

You’ve heard the saying ” dig yourself a deeper hole”.

Susanboo on November 29, 2011 at 8:52 AM

2 years shovel ready job.

Kissmygrits on November 29, 2011 at 9:08 AM

A new hidey-hole for Vera Baker.

Qzsusy on November 29, 2011 at 9:22 AM

An underground mini-golf course, where O-bogey can putt in peace without media accusations of laziness.

A hole in one for the One in a hole.

Steve Z on November 29, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Stocking up election results?

right2bright on November 28, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Ballots from Palm Beach County, pre-voted by ACORN elves?

Steve Z on November 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM

I believe the correct, PC term would be “shovel-ready project.”

jedijson on November 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Remember 3 years ago, the “Office of the President Elect”?

It’s the upcoming residence for the new “Office of the President Pro Extremum”, where 0 will maintain a White House office and staff. The press will call him the President Pro, give him full coverage, and all but ignore the President that was elected by “the masses”.

Constitutional? Are you serious?

lacerta on November 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM

“Mandrake, come over here. The Red Coats are coming. Come on!”

Akzed on November 29, 2011 at 11:53 AM

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